15 Sweet, Savory and Drool-Worthy Recipes You Have to Make for National Waffle Day

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired August 24, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

Happy National Waffle Day! Tired of typical waffles? We've got 15 waffle recipes that are anything but boring. From Cheddar Waffle Fried Chicken Sandwiches, to Falafel Waffles, to Red Velvet Waffles -- we've got a waffle to please every palate!

No. 1: Falafel Waffle

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Falafel in a waffle? It’s not the first thing we’d think of, but we’re glad Rachael did! By eliminating the deep-frying method usually used to make falafel, the dish becomes quicker to prepare and healthier.

No. 2: Huevos Rancheros Taco Waffle

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This huevos rancheros waffle is a meal all right! Taco meat, jack cheese and green onions are baked into a cornmeal waffle, which is then topped with salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro and a fried egg! Perfect for a quick yet hearty week-night meal.

No. 3: Irish Stout Cake Waffle

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This decadent dish starts with a box of chocolate cake mix blended with a bottle of Guinness to make the waffle batter. Then Rach makes a Baileys-infused whipped cream to top. Yum!

No. 4: Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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This waffle could not be easier. You just substitute prepared red velvet cake mix for your waffle batter, and cook! Rach drizzles her delicious waffles with a cream cheese icing as well as berries and pomegranate seeds.

No. 5: Spinach-Artichoke Waffles

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This flavorful option has garlic and herb Boursin cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, spinach and artichokes baked in, and is served with scrambled eggs. This garlic-y treat gets your family to eat their veggies!

No. 6: French Fry Waffle

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This is every midnight snacker’s dream come true. A waffle made of … wait for it … french fries. This is a real thing, and you make it by creating a batter of frozen French fries, eggs and cheese. Then it’s topped with a gravy to replicate the classic Montreal fries and gravy dish “poutine.”

No. 7: Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

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Another great brunch option are these strawberry shortcake waffles. Using cake mix makes these a little sweeter than typical waffles, so they’d also be a delicious offbeat dessert option.

No. 8: Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Blueberry Waffles

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This waffle recipe is oozing with blueberries and better yet – it’s gluten free if that is an issue for you or something you care about.

No. 9: Blue Cheese Biscuit Waffles with Buffalo Chicken

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This easy but delicious buffalo chicken recipe is made with simple biscuit batter, blue cheese and sour cream, then topped with buffalo-flavored pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.

No. 10: Cheddar-Whole Wheat Waffle BLT Sandwiches

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Ever thought waffles would be the perfect vehicle for a BLT? Well, here’s your chance to try it. These whole-wheat waffles are backed with cheddar, then used as the “bread” for a BLT with all the fixin’s. If you’re looking to mix it up for a quick weeknight dinner, this is just the thing.

No. 11: Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Waffle

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These delicious breakfast waffles have bacon, cheddar and ranch flavor baked in, and are topped with a fried egg.

No. 12: Sausage and Corn Bread Stuffing Waffle

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This recipe is an ingenious way to use leftover stuffing, but since we’re months away from Thanksgiving, this recipe will still be delish with boxed stuffing mix. Top with a cranberry-maple syrup for a sweet and salty treat.

No. 13: Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches

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Yup, you heard that right. Fried chicken ON a waffle. A cheddar waffle. With bacon. And a maple syrup sauce.

No. 14: Fruit Cake Waffles

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This dessert waffle incorporates fried cherries and bourbon to give it a fruit cake vibe. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

No. 15: Bob Harper's Greek Yogurt Waffles

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Fitness pro and Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper makes a delicious waffle that is also extremely healthy. He uses rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt and coconut oil, among other ingredients, to make this delicious treat.

Do you have a favorite savory waffle recipe? Tell us about it in the comments.

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